College IFlews. Vol. 6. No. 13. WELLESLEY, MASS., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1907. Price, 5 Cents. THE PROBLEM OF EVIL. On Frida}' evening, January n, Pro- fessor C. W. Bakewell of Yale spoke be- fore the Philosophy Club on "The Prob- lem of Evil." "For three classes of men," said Mr. Bakewell, "there is no problem of evil." There is none for the abnor- mally cheerful man who is so filled with the purely physical joy of living that he absolutely refuses to consider the- pos- sibility of evil. Likewise for the over- gloomy, dyspeptic man to whom the whole world is one hideous blunder and every- thing is upside down, there is, strictly speaking, no problem of evil; nor again, for the scientist, who regards the world merely as a mass of phenomena, arranged in orderly sequence, does such a problem exist. From his point of view nature is indifferent to the happiness of man, and evil is simply one among her other phe- nomena. For the greater part of mankind, how- ever, the problem of evil is very real. The world is full of suffering and wrong and we must face the questions, "How and when did it come?" This problem, howsver, has never been developed among a people of strongly monistic tendencies, like the Hebrews. For them evil was rather a mystery than a problem, a part of the inscrutable plan of God, to which man must simply submit. The development of the problem came, rather, from peoples, like the Greek, possessed of a rich and varied mythology that allowed room for an element of discord in the universe. From such races we have had various explana- tions. The orientals explained evil as an illusion inherent in the nature of the finite consciousness. We see evil, they said, simply because we are imperfect, because, in birth, there has been a lapse from the primal unity. When we return to that primal unity we shall cease to see evil. This was the teaching of Buddha, the difficulty being that it gave no reason for the lapse of birth. The Greek (Platonic) explanation was that of a struggle between matter and ideas, — the idea overcoming matter and forcing it, in spite of its- inherent, evil ten- dencies, to develop into good. The same line of thought was carried out in the later diabolism which personified evil as an active principle at war with God , the principle of good. In religion this was of benefit, as it created individual responsi- bility, giving man a choice and forcing him to side with either the evil or the good . As philosophy it was, however, unsatis- factory, because it destroyed the unity of the universe and lessened too much the power of God. Another explanation comes from the scientists, who bring their own doc- trine of evolution over into philosophy- One of the representatives of this group is John Fiske, who tells us that from science we learn the unity of nature, good and evil alike being necessary parts of the scheme. Physical evil, he says, is neces- sary to consciousness, moral evil to con- science, as a background for good, without which there would be no knowledge of good. Thus moral evil is necessary to the discipline of the soul, in order to create a desire for a more complete life. Why this discipline is necessary, Fiske nowhere distinctly states. -Again LeCounte gives a somewhat similar explanation of both physical and moral evil as spurs to drive the race on to higher development — physi- cal evil to the development of physical life ; moral, to the consciousness of virtues. Mr. Bakewell said that the only solution of this problem would be found in following out this principle. Le Counte, he added, did not follow out that principle far enough. Besides the explanation of the evolution- ists we have also that of the monistic philos- ophers. These are represented by Royce, who teaches that evil is real, a structural part of the universe, but only exclusively evil when seen from the finite point of view; that God, being infinitely complete and perfect must include everything, evil as well as good, or must include all the finite and must, therefore, suffer in and with each finite being. According to this ex- planation, also, the plan of the universe requires such and such evils to exist. It is only in making his will coincide with this plan that the individual can attain any freedom. This explanation is, how- ever, unsatisfactory to the individual suf- ferer unless he knows that, besides suffer- ing with God he shall also have his share in the final triumph; while the freedom which it allows is no freedom at all, since the universe is made responsible for evil, thus completely destroying individual responsibility. The explanation, according to Mr. Bakewell, which shall be satisfactory must be satisfactory to the individual and must leave a place for individual respon- sibility and free will. That we are free agents and that we have the experience of evil are both facts to which there can be no argument, since they are matters of im- mediate knowledge. Forthe existence of evil we must have an explanation satisfac- tory to each ind ividuai sufferer if one is'&left unsatisfied, there is no true explanation. There will be, then, many different ex- planations, — as many as there are individ- uals, — and the question arises as to how unity shall be obtained from these differ- ent explanations. It cannot be answered by making all finite individual^ oarts of the infinite, since this would destroy- the freedom of which each individual is immediately conscious. The unity sought, therefore, must be of a different kind from this ; it must consist of some relation among the different explanations, — such as so- cial relations among individuals of widely differing characters, — which will still leave each individual his own explanation of the problem of evil. THE PUNCH AND JUDY SHOW. On Saturday evening, January twelfth, the Punch and Judy show attracted a goodly number of small girls and boys to the Barn. Mr Punch had come, with his troupe, from Boston to amuse them with his antics, and the children were much interested. As usual, Mr. Punch was very pugilistic, throwing the baby out of the window, and hitting poor Judy, as well as numerous other people, over the heads with his stick. This stick, although twice as long as Punch himself, seemed to amuse rather than to frighten the small boys, and even the small girls laughed at the sad fate of the policeman. All of the children, however, were sorry when the pet alligator swallowed black Toby, with his merry grin. But all were made happy agamT with the yards and yards of paper ribbons, which Punch, with the assistance of some of the children, pulled out of the magic box. And the American flag, which came out of the box also, they greeted with loud shouts of joy: After this the show became a little tiresome, and all were glad when the end came. It closed with the coming of the black and gilt devil to carry off the villainous Punch to the punishment he had long deserved. Immediately the music started up, and the little boys hurried hither and thither in search of partners for the first waltz. Dancing filled up the remaining half-hour of the evening. The children's costumes were as funny as they usually are at the Barn. Among the boys white blouses with red ties and blue trousers, suggestive of bloomers, predominated. Two boys were especially cute in pink suits and pink stockings. Among the little girls, who were greatly in the ma- jority, simple white cotton dresses, made with round neck, short sleeves, and very baggy long waists, seemed to be the style. Large pink bows held up their curls. Besides the boys and girls there were a few babies in bonnets with cork- screw curls showing about their faces, but, on account of the lateness of the hour, their number was necessarily small. Among the children there was a little colored girl with typical short braids all over her head and gay checked apron. This was an unusual sight at the Barn as negroes are very scarce in this part of the country. She seemed to be very pop- ular, however, and like the other children apparently enjoyed herself thoroughly. COLLEGE NEWS College IRews. Pree» of IM. A. Lindsey & Co., Boston. Published weekly. Subscription price, $1.00 a year to resident and non-resident. All business correspondence should be addressed to Miss Florence Plummer, Business Manager College News. All subscriptions should be sent to Miss Elisa- beth Condit. Eoitor-in-Chief, Alice W. Farrar, 1908 Associate Editor, Elizabeth Andrews, 1908 Literary Editors, Leah Curtis, 1908 Este-Ue-E. Littlefield, 1908 Anne; Hi. Kothery, 1909 Alumna Editor, Lilla Weed. Managing Editors, Florence Plummer, 1907 Elisabeth Condit, 1907 Emma McCarrol, 1908 Anna Brown, 1909 "Entered as second class matter, November 12. 1903, at. the Post Office, at Wellesley, Mass., under the Act of Congress, March 3, 1879." 1907! 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Curtis THAT'S ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT A GLOVE We have given some space this week to extracts from letters received a short time ago from Senorita Carolina Marcial. Most of us saw Miss Marcial when she visited us here, but for the benefit of those who do not know of her we would say that she is a most charming, brilliant, Spanish girl educated under Miss Gulick at the "College in Spain." She has spent some time in this country and visited Wellesley often last year. As seen by her letter she is now teaching in Spain, yet although many miles separate her from us, she still keeps her connection with our col- lege and counts many Wellesley girls as her friends. From her letter we see also, that she is in sympathy with American ways of living and teaching and has been benehted by many of our ideas. Officers of Student Government Association. President Florence F. Besse Vice-president Olive Smith Secretary Ethel V. Grant Treasurer Betsey Baird Senior Member Margaret Noyes Junior Member Elizabeth Perot Sophomore Member. . .Margaret Kennedy Office Hours. President: Thursday, n. 30-12. 30 P.M. Friday, 2.30-3.00 P.M. Vice-president: Wednesday, 10.50-j 1.35 A.M. Thursday, 10. 50-11.35 A.M. Saturday, n. 40-12. 30 A.M. SAVES HOSIERY NEVER SLIPS, TEARS NOR UNFASTENS Bunpl* §?' mail, 15c. CUSHION BUTTON HOSE SUPPORTER If year Dealer does not soil you this Supporter he does not sell the Best Every Clasp has the nama SJBaV* Stamped on the Metal Loop^^^ OEORGE FROST CO., Makers, Boston. Mass COLLEGE NEWS COLLEGE CALENDAR. Wednesday, January 16, at 4.20 P.M., in Billings Hall, Sym- phony Lecture by Professor Macdougall. Thursday, January 17, at 7.30 P.M., in College Hall Chapel, regular monthly business meeting of the Christian Asso- ciation. Saturday, January 19, at 7.30 P.M., at the Barn, Alpha Kappa Chi dance. Sunday, January 20, at n A.M., services in Houghton Memorial Chapel. Sermon by Rev. Samuel M. Crothers, D.D., of Cambridge. 7 P.M., vespers with address by Miss Dudley of Dennison House at the invitation of the Wellesley Chapter of the College Settlements Association. Monday, January 21, at 7.30 P.M., in College Hall Chapel, First Artist Concert. Pianoforte Recital by Olga Samaroff. Tuesday, January 22, at 4.20 P.M., Students' Recital at Billings Hall. COLLEGE NOTES. On Tuesday, December 18, the class of 1910 elected the following officers: Vice-president, Selma Smith. Recording Secretary, Kate Cushman. Corresponding Secretary, Grace Kilbourne. Treasurer, Bell Mapes. Executive Committee: Margery Hoyt, Betty Barrow, Marion Mason. Advisory Committee: Miriam Loder, Blanche Decker. Factotums: Miriam Carpenter, Anne Otis. Dr. W. T. Grenfell of the Royal Mission to Deep Sea Fisher- men gave an illustrated lecture upon "Labrador Life" at the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, Thursday evening, Jan- uary 10. The lecture was under the auspices of the Wellesley Congregational Club- "The Victorious Life" was the subject of the prayer meeting of the Christian Association, Thursday evening, January tenth. A description of the "Victorious Life" was read from Paul's Epistle to the Romans by the leader, Miss Helen Curtis. In addition she told of the many helps God has given us to live this life, most important of which is the example of Christ's life. The announcement that the pledges for the General Secreta- ry's salary for the coming year are soon to be renewed should be of interest to every one. On Sunday afternoon, January 13, the Student Volunteer Band met in the Christian Association office. On Monday even- ing, January 14, a League Meeting was held in Cambridge. Mr. E. B. Drew, Commissioner of Customs in China, lectured in College Hall Chapel on Monday evening, January 14, upon "The New China, Social and Political." Miss Helen Daniels, 1905, is playing the ingenue role in "The Light Eternal." At the open meeting of the Social Study Circle at the Zeta Alpha House on Tuesday evening, January 15, Mr. Francis gave a very interesting talk upon Russia. On Thursday evening, January seventeenth, will be held the regular monthly meeting of the Christian Association. New members will be received into the Association. A full attend- ance is desired. On Sunday evening, January 13, at 8 o'clock, the class of 1908 held a prayer meeting in the Phi Sigma House. The leader, Katharine Hazeltine, took for her subject: " Individual Responsibility." Exhibitions Now Open in Boston. Boston Art Club: Rowland's Galleries: Doll & Richards: Kimball's Galleries: Boston Camera Club : Old Corner Bookstore: Doll & Richards: Seventy-fifth Exhibition. Mr. Dalo's Paintings. Mr. Jefferson's Paintings. Rembrant's Etchings. Mr. Woodbury's Water Colors. Mr. Pratt's Photographs Bookbindings. Exhibition and private sale of Landscapes in Oil by the late Jo- seph Jefferson, January 10-22. STURTEVANT & HALEY, BEEF AIND SUPPLY CO. 38 and 40 Faneuil Hall MarKet, BOSTON. Telephone 933 Richmond. HOTEL SUPPLIES A SPECIALTY. FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND HOTHOUSE PRODUCTS. SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO HOTEL, CLUB AND fAMILY ORDERS. ISAAC LOCKE (Si. CO., 97, 99 and IOI Faneuil Hall MarKet. L. P. HOLLANDER <& CO. Fall Exhibition of Young Ladies' Gowns, Coats and Wraps, Millinery, Hats, Underwear and Gloves. We call special attention to a large assortment of Dresses, made in our own workrooms for College and Street Wear, at very Reasonable Prices. 202 to 216 Boylston Street and Park Square, Boston COLLEGE NEWS A CHRISTMAS LEGEND OF PROVENCE. On the afternoon and evening of December the seventeenth the guests of the Phi Sigma Society were entertained by a pres- entation of "A Christmas Legend of Provence," written and acted by members of the Society. The large room in the Society House was gay with Christmas garlands and boughsjaf holly and lighted by^candles. Atjme'end^of^the roomTa'stage was improvised with screens, the entire lack of the ordinary theatrical accessories contributing largely to the atmosphere of simple sincerity that characterized the little drama and gave to it so much of the spirit of the first Christmas. The first scene represented the interior'of^a Provencal peasant home. The mother is discovered sitting by the hearth with her blind daughter beside her, while Nanoun, the other daughter, rocks the rude cradle, singing lullabies. Then a party of children enter excitedly, with news of three kings who ride, guided by a wondrous star, to find the new-born Christ-child. Nanoun must go with them, they say, to meet the kings and bear to them their childish gifts, wisps of hay for the patient camels. The}' tell of the Child, too — of His power to heal the sick and make the blind to see, and the blind child listens, her face alight with joy. Accompanied by Nanoun, the children go on their way singing, and their song is heard more and more faintly as they follow on their Christmas quest. Meanwhile the blind girl begs to be allowed to go with them; the Child will heal her blindness, she is sure, if she can but find Him. The mother protests that it is night and the road is long, but is at last over- persuaded and the girl hurries away, following the sound of the singing. The second scene takes place in the stable where the Christ- child lies, a bank of evergreen forming the background for the blue-robed Virgin-mother, who sits motionless beside the man- ger. The song of the peasant children is heard, coming nearer, and the three kings enter, glowing in Oriental splendor, the children trooping curiously after. The symbolic gifts are of- fered, gold and frankincense and myrrh — and then the door opens and the blind child enters, still guided by the voices. The Virgin-mother compassionately draws her near to the manger, and as the light from it shines upon her eyes her joyful cry, "I see!" effectively closes the scene. The little hush which preceded the applause testified more convincingly than any later demonstration to the legend's success. No attempt was made toward a high degree of perfection in acting; as in the matter of setting, the effort was rather toward extreme simplicity, and the absence of dramatic artificiality formed another important element in the unity of atmosphere attained. Miss Biddle personated the eager, groping, little blind girl with sympathetic comprehension, — but indeed this quality was shown throughout, the children being especially well done. Their song, as they wandered through the night, now near, now far, was hauntingly sweet. One of the most delightful features of the little play was the costuming, which was managed most effectively. The kings were splendid with rich color, and were emphatically individualized. Several brief scenes remain as charming pictures in memory. Those who took part were: A Provencal peasant woman Marion Edwards Nanoun, her daughter Lucille Drummond The blind child Marie Biddle The Virgin-mother Laura Kimball ( Alice Rossington The Kings J Isabel Rawn ( Frida Semler C Katharine Hazeltine The Children I S , ue Barrow | Marguerite MacKellar LArabelle Robinson — . . . .... M. W. 0£ x^W Washington anO Summer Streets, ^ Boston. U.S.A. January Sale of Which will include Men's ""U LUlb Shirts, Pajamas, Hosiery, Underwear, Blanket Wrappers, Storm Coats, Steamer Kugs, House Coats, Neckwear, Fancy Vests, Flannel Suits, Golf Clubs, Sweaters, Caps, Golf Bags, Hand- kerchiefs, Sleeve Studs, Cravat Pins, Umbrellas. 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Organ : Prelude to "Parsifal" Wagner Largo ■ Handel On Tuesday afternoon, January 15, 1907, at 4.20 P.M., a most delightful recital of piano and 'cello music was given by Miss Hurd of the Wellesley College Department of Music assisted by Mr. Bertram Currier of Boston. All Wellesley students know Miss Hurd's power and pleasing rendering and all who heard Mr. Currier Tuesday afternoon will readily acknowledge him to be onsTof the most charming musicians to hear that we have ever had here. His rendering of "Am Springbruere," by Bavidoff, was especially delightful. Following is the program given: Piano and 'cello: Sonata in G minor. Op. 5, No. 2, Beethoven Adagio sostenuto ed expressivo Allegro molto, pin tosto presto Rondo allegro 'cello : Air in D Bach "Am Springbruere Bavidoff Piano and 'cello: Lied in B flat D'Medy Miss Hurd, Piano Mr. Bertram Currier, 'Cello There will be a Symphony program in Billings Hall, Wednes- day, January 16, 1907, at 4.20 P.M., in anticipation of the concert January 19, 1907. Following is the concert program : Overture: "Midsummer-night's Dream" Mendelssohn Concerto for Piano Grieg Symphony in C Major Schubert Soloist: Miss Katherine Goodson. WELLESLEY COLLEGE ARTIST RECITALS. The Music Department is glad to announce that Madame Schumann-Heink will appear in Wellesley February 18, 1907, as scheduled. The first in the series of Artist Recitals will take place in College Hall Chapel, at 7.30 P.M., on January 21, 1907, Olga Samaroff, pianist. No tickets will be on sale at the door. SOCIETY NOTES. On Saturday evening, January 12, Helen Dill, 1907, and M. 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Meetings of the Chicago, Washington and Colorado Welles- ley Clubs have been held during the Christmas vacation, reports of which will be given in the next issue of the Magazine. Mrs. Carl D. Sheppard, (Margaret P. Allen, 1902-1904) is the newh' elected secretary of the Wellesley Club of Washington, D. C. Her address is The Willson, Corner Harvard and 14th street, Washington, D. C. The American Magazine for December printed the following poem of Isabella Howe Fiske, 1896: TO THE CHRIST CHILD IN AN OLD MASTERPIECE. For much needed coin, a payment slight, Mayhap thy mother brought thee, long ago, To the young Botticelli's studio And since the room was strangely full of bright, Mysterious things, as any baby might, Thou didst smile and reach out to them. Even so The world to-day thy babyhood doth know, For as the Christ-child seemed it in the sight Of that great painter of the Infant-Christ And angel-guardianed nativity; And many, weary, come from over-sea, Drawn by thy smile that hath men's hearts sufficed. But thou didst grow and go thy peasant way, And didst not know that thou wert Christ one day. Miss Elizabeth D. Leach, 1S90, goes to Dana Hall School as teacher of mathematics. Miss Bertha E. Smith, B. A., 1890, M. A., 1896, takes the place of Miss Katharine Elliott, 1892, at Fairmount Seminary, Washington, D. C. Miss Annette C. Gates, 1897, i s teaching literature and his- tory in the LeBaron Drumm School, 40 West 72nd street, New York City. Miss Grace Phemister, 1899, has given up her position in Miss Leach's school in Troy, New York, to become teacher of Eng- lish in the High School of Medford, Massachusetts. Miss Marian T. Pratt, 1S99, is teaching in Gould's Academy, Bethel, Maine. Miss Mary C. Mcllwain, 1903, is for the second year teaching in Porto Rico. Her address is Infantry Barracks, care of Lieu- tenant A. S. Miller, San Juan. Miss Luna K. French, 1905, has a secretary's position in the Woman's Educational and Industrial Union, Boylston street, Boston. Miss Mabel R. Gordon, 1905, has accepted a position in the Editorial Department of Ginn & Company, publishers, Boston. Miss Blanche Wenner, 1905, is teacher of English in the Salt Lake City High School, Miss Sarah S. Bauman, 1906, takes this month the position of teacher of mathematics and German in the High School of Boonville, Indiana. Miss Alice M. Grover, 1906, has accepted a position as teacher of mathematics in the Reading (Massachusetts) High School. Miss Florence B. Jennings, 1906, is teaching in the High School of Draper, Utah. Miss Florence P. Tuttle, 1906, is teaching in the State Nor- mal School, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Miss Florence E. Kraus, 1906, is teaching in the High School of Oxford, Pennsylvania. CHANGES OF ADDRESS. Miss Amy M. Mothershead, 1891, care of Miss M, A. Knox, Briarcliff Manor, New York, for the school year; permanent address, care of Mrs. H. B. Lusch, 109 East 47th street, Chicago, Illinois. Miss Mary Edith Ames, 1898, 49 High street, Medford, Massa- chusetts. Miss Nellie Strum, 1903, 116 East 17th street, New York City. ENGAGEMENT. Miss Florence E. Weaver, formerly of 1907, to Rev. S. K. Piercy of Newburgh, New York. Every Requisite for a. 2>aint£ Xuncb AT COBB, BATES & YERXA CO., 55 to 61 Summer Street, (Only one block from Washington St.) The Intercollegiate Bureau of Academic Costume. COTRELL & LEONARD, ALBANY, N. Y. Makers of the Caps, Gowns and Hoods to Wellesley, Radeliffe, Mount Holyoke, Bryn Mawr, Barnard, Woman's College of Baltimore, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Univ. of Pa., Dartmouth, Brown, Williams, Amherst, Colorado College, Stanford and the others. CORRECT HOODS FOR ALL DEGREES. Illustrated bulletin and samples on request. ( Annie W. Stock- ing, Wellesley, 1902, in charge of correspondence.) BAILEY, BANKS & BIDDLE CO. D : amond Merchants Jewelers Stationers The Stationery Department supplies the highest grade of COLLEGE AND FRATERNITY STATIONERY PROGRAMMES CLASS CUTS DANCE CARDS MENUS CLASS DAY INVITATIONS, ETC. Special designs and estimates submitted free of charge 1218=20-23 Chestnut St., Philadelphia Mr. Albert M. Kanrich, VIOLINIST and HUSICAL DIRECTOR, Begs to announce that he is prepared to furnish the best musicians (orchestral or band) for all occasions. Or- chestrations, etc., etc. RECOMMENDED BY THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT AT WELLESLEY. Telephone I04A Tremont St., Boston MARRIAGE. Gay — Andrews. December 17, 1906, in Columbus, Ohio, Miss Catherine Emily Andrews, 1901, to Mr. Carl Warren Gay. At home after the first of February, at 316 West 9th avenue, Columbus, Ohio. DEATHS. Clara Eaton Cummings, Hunnewell Professor of Cryptoga- mic Botany in Wellesley College, died in Concord, New Hamp- shire, on Friday, December 28, 1906. The funeral services were held on December 30, at the house of her niece, Mrs. Worthen, 24 Fayette street, Concord, New Hampshire. In St. Louis, Missouri, December 1, 1906, Mrs. Louise Swift Robbins, 1890. In Riverpoint, Rhode Island, December 27, 1906, John B. Allen, father of Bessie W. Allen, 1904. In Grand Rapids, Michigan, December 31, 1906, Jeannette Cora Welch, 1889. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 10, 1907. Mrs. Will- iam D. Kelly, mother of Jeannette S. Kelly, 1904. 3 COLLEGE NEWS Extracts from the Letters of Senorita Carolina Marcial. "Mondays are our free days and then we have an extra long walk. Last Monday Miss Bidwell and Miss Knowlton took half of us to the Prado . We stayed there over an hour admiring the wonderful pictures. Afterwards we went to the Retiro and had a lovely time walking under the trees and near the lake. The others went with Miss Gulick and Jean for a long walk in the country. "When we have fine evenings Miss Bidwell takes the girls out for a short walk on the Castellana. They all enjoy it so much that they are always willing to study half an hour longer in the afternoon so as to get through the study hour in the evening half an hour earlier. Now it is rather too cold to go out. October 29. "An event of this month was a velada given to the W. B. M. school. We had three plays. The first one was an Andalusian scene. The stage was full of flowers and two girls were embroid- ering, so when the curtain rose it looked like a patio in dear old Seville. After six tableaux we gave Las Ninas de Elena (The Daughters of Helen). It was so full of fun the girls liked it ever so much. Then we had some shadow pictures. One of them was the King and Queen, then Guzman de Bueno, Isabel I. of Colon, etc. The last play was the last part of Don Carlos (Schiller) . After the christening of Jean Knowlton (Juanita, now) we had the greatest surprise — the new college song. "The men are working both outside and inside of the new building fixing the windows and putting the last coat of paint on. The men are now painting the walls. There is much more to be done in the paranynpho and the floors are not fixed, neither are the stairs or balustrades. They are trying to finish the en- tire first floor as soon as possible. The girls use the library certain hours each day. I have no idea when we will have a Chemical Laboratory and no one else seems to know either. November 19. "November began with quite an important social event. The faculty were invited to a reception given at the English Embassy on' the ninth. Mr. Gulick took them and they had a lovely time. Lady Bunsen invited them to tea and they met the Bishop of Gibraltar, a very interesting man. "The following Sunday some American tourists dropped in for tea. They happened to know quite a number of people we know over there so we had a delightful afternoon. Miss Gulick invited the two young girls to supper and they seemed to enjoy this American spot in old Madrid very much . That same evening Mr. Gulick and Don Carlos Aranjo Garcia, who were the Span- ish delegates at the Christian Endeavor convention in Geneva last summer gave a lecture to us about their experiences and in- spirations while they were there. They spoke beautifully and everything they said was most interesting. "The morning of the fourteenth I was quite wild with ex- citement. The editor of the 'Heraldo de Madrid' presented me with two tickets to go to Congress. I was especially glad to get them for they were having great discussions about the Law of Associaciones, Religiosas and Jurisdiccions. We were in the president's box right opposite the blue bench where the ministers sat. We could see everyone in the room very well in- deed. The minister of Gobernacion spoke, also Sr. Canalejas and some deputees. "The coming in of Sr. Canalejas (the president) followed by the two 'maceros' was very imposing. Before the session was through an official brought us a tiny leather bag full of candy with the compliments of the president. Spaniards are'cer- tainly very polite and gallant to ladies even though they don't care to have them educated. "The next excitement came on Saturday afternoon when Miss Knowlton and Miss Gulick took the Senior class to the church of the Buon Suceso to see the King and Queen. We went early enough to get seats right under their box and we had a fine long look at them. They were talking with each other most of the time and they looked at the people as hard as they could . "The monthly examinations came on Saturday the twenty- fourth. Both departments had oral examinations that morn- ing. Miss Bidwell and Miss Knowlton examined one of their English classes and I examined my general literature class. "As we have been having glorious weather, two weeks ago last Monday Fortuny 5 and our sisters in the W. B. M. S. went out for a picnic and for a long walk. We had our luncheon on a hill near the Castellana; after playing and racing a little we started on our walk. When we got home Miss Gulick invited the whole crowd to tea, and we were only too glad to accept for we had had much fun and were very thirsty on account of the heat and long walk. "Thanksgiving Day was celebrated by the American teachers. They all had their dinner at the W. B. M. S. We went over there to sing, ' My Country, 'tis of Thee ' and the ' Star Spangled Banner' under the dining room windows. "The Woman's Board M. S. gave us a delightful surprise to begin this month. The evening of December 1st, 5 Fortuny was invited to a most wonderfully gotten up entertainment. They gave us a lovely velada. The three plays they gave were very bright and funny. They also had an English song, "Pan- sy Faces.' The small girls were dressed like pansies; the)' looked very cute and sang their song very sweetly indeed. The last number was a chorus of Spanish songs for which the singers were dressed with perfection like different provinces. We applauded them most enthusiastically and they deserved it. "Miss Bidwell's birthday was last Sunday and it was a very happy one for 5 Fortuny. We trimmed the dining room with green and flowers and made a green path from the stair-case to her table where we put the American and Spanish flags tied with laurel. As she came down we waited at the foot of the stairs and sang the Spanish royal march. In the afternoon she invited us to chocolate and American hermits. The combina- tion was most delicious. We ate to her health and 'Quesea V. directora por muchos anos' (that you may be directora for many years). "Miss Knowlton had her birthday, Friday, the fourteenth. As she is so fond of Spanish customs and as she is at the head of the music department, she was surprised by a real Spanish serenade. Three men came, two with guitars and one with a mandolin and they played and sang under her windows the evening before her birthday. We didn't celebrate the day until supper time as it was a regular class day. The table was prettily decorated with a wreath of green and flowers around the cake. While we were eating, the girls came and sang an old hymn that Miss Knowlton used to like very much while she was in Biarritz six years ago. They were treated to birthday cake and 'Turron' (Spanish Christmas candy). December 16. "I had quite an experience on the afternoon of Monday, December 3d. I took Rosita Maestre for a walk, and as we came back on the car we saw the Queen mother and her daughter, the Infanta Teresa, walking on the Castellana. We stopped the car, got out and came walking home beside them. I assure you we had a grand view of them. Three or four times they smiled at us, but the happy thing was that I had my kodak with me and I caught four pictures of them, three while walk- ing and the last one while they were in their carriage. "Wasn't Miss Borden lovely to get the Alice Gordon Gulick scholarship? As soon as I heard of it, I took the girls to the cemetery. We took lots of flowers to the dear grave and I promised there that I would live to be the woman she wanted me to be and that I would follow her steps and example as closely as possible. This is the first time that girls have been to her grave and Miss Bessie wept from gratitude when I asked her if I could take the girls there. "We all hope that the new building will soon be finished and you can be sure that it is most encouraging to hear of your en- deavors to help us. "You must also be encouraged because this certainly is a noble, beautiful and wonderful work and I am sure that the Lord is proving that He is helping us along all the time. "I have learned many things and I have come back with a great sense of honor and responsibility, so you see America has been a great blessing in all respects. You can be sure that I am perfectly happy here. Once in a while I get worried be- cause I realize what a big problem life is.". Carolina Marcial.